Sanderson wins N.C. Senate seat over Muse

Published: Tuesday, November 6, 2012 at 09:25 PM.

Republican Norman Sanderson won strongly in a race against Democrat Greg Muse Tuesday night for the N.C. Senate in District 2.

Unofficial results show Sanderson with 53,434 votes (63 percent) while Muse totaled 31,208 votes (37 percent.)

Sanderson, who is already a representative in the N.C. House for Craven and Pamlico counties, will add Carteret County to his constituency as he takes over the seat held by the retiring Jean Preston.

Sanderson said that the friendships that he gained in the N.C. House would serve him well in trying to pass legislation in the N.C. Senate.

“I’m just totally amazed at the effort that has gone into this election cycle,” Sanderson said. “I’ve never seen the leadership and the people come together and work any harder than they did in this election cycle. They knew that there was a lot on the line, not just statewide but nationwide also. This has been such a team effort. My name might have been on the ballot but there were hundreds of people working behind the scenes.

“When you’ve got a team like that working for you and you got a lot of people praying for you and you do you portion and not leave anything on the table, then the results usually turn out pretty well.”

Muse called the race a “good, clean fight.”

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